Category: Portraits & interviews

Happy New Year! Queens Museum exhibit, LEAD impact, blog post of the month

Happy New Year!  I hope you all enjoyed the end of the year and are staying warm today.  I wanted to thank again all among you who have contributed to our crowdfunding campaign and helped us spread the word. We raised nearly $10,000 from over 120 supporters to fund our programs!  I hope to see some of you at the opening of our new exhibit Real People. Real Lives. Women Immigrants of New York at the Queens Museum in February...

LEAD graduate profile: Isatou, from The Gambia

LEAD and LEAD for New Moms are free workforce development programs for young immigrant women. Currently offered by New Women New Yorkers several times a year at four New York Public Library branches in Manhattan and the Bronx, the programs focus on soft skills training, teamwork, and leadership development to support and prepare participants for entry or reintegration into the workforce in NYC or to pursue higher education. Here, we introduce you to one of our inspiring LEAD graduates. Isatou...

How the LEAD program helped Navrioska Mateo find community and a job she loves

LEAD and LEAD for New Moms are free workforce development programs for young immigrant women. Currently offered by New Women New Yorkers several times a year at four New York Public Library branches in Manhattan and the Bronx, the programs focus on soft skills training, teamwork, and leadership development to support and prepare participants for entry or reintegration into the workforce in NYC or to pursue higher education. Here, we introduce you to one of our inspiring LEAD series graduates....

How LEAD helped Anna Marie Villajin transition into the workforce

  LEAD and LEAD for New Moms (including free childcare sponsored by Project Playdate) are free workforce development programs for young immigrant women. Offered by New Women New Yorkers several times a year at four New York Public Library branches in Manhattan and the Bronx, the programs focus on skills training, teamwork, and leadership development to support and prepare participants for entry or reintegration into the workforce in NYC or to pursue higher education. Here, we introduce you to one...